Total Nerd The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee  

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List Rules The best comic book characters originally created by Stan Lee

Stan "The Man" Lee is the most iconic and innovative comic creators of all time. He invented, or had a part in creating, over 339 (!) characters throughout his 50+ years in the comics industry. Which Stan Lee characters are the best? Now's your chance to vote and decide which Stan Lee comic book characters is the greatest.

Lee was responsible for ushering in the age of the realistic, down to earth, underdog type characters when the standard was the bright, shiny Superman type. They famously turned him down dozens of times when he brought them the idea of Spider-Man stating that not only was he too downtrodden, but that nobody liked spiders so it would never sell. The only reason Spider-Man (one of the most recognizable figures in the world) exists is that he snuck it into an already cancelled magazine, Amazing Fantasy, in their last issue and it sold like hotcakes.

So here, we acknowledge the man who's earned every single one of his Marvel movie cameos for his contribution to the world of comics. These are the best comic book characters created by Stan Lee
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2,315 638
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man, Dying Wish

2
1,627 471
The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The Avengers

3
1,784 539
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Timetraveler55 added Iron Man (vol. 4), Iron Man: Extremis Motion Comic, Civil War

4
1,477 433
Thor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Journey into Mystery

5
1,711 532
Hulk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

6
1,583 551
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

7
1,247 474
Professor X is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

8
1,139 460
Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
The New Avengers

9
1,004 459
Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

10
761 320
Loki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

11
729 327
Black Widow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

12
1,130 572
Daredevil is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Daredevil, Volume 2, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear

13
993 492
Silver Surfer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

14
1,003 500
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

15
989 511
Jean Grey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

16
909 488
Beast is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

17
762 428
Scarlet Witch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

18
838 492
Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Astonishing X-Men

19
787 463
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
charlesminorversion1 added

20
721 425
Nick Fury is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos

21
738 443
Human Torch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

22
754 466
Iceman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

23
707 432
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

24
713 456
Hawkeye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee

25
690 450
Thing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Characters Created by Stan Lee
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